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  • Website
    yaleappliance.com
  • Hours
    Sun 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Mon-Wed 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thu 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fri-Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Elizabeth G.
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Report | 3 days ago
They have a wonderful selection! They get very busy on weekends but will help you if you don't mind waiting - usually not more than 15 minutes.
mary w.
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Report | 4 months ago
Love the place.
Erica T.
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Report | 4 months ago
not many choices and high prices - upcharge around 50% or more.. some nice layouts though - not many bar lighting that hang separately - LOTS of crystal chandeliers
Diana H.
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Report | 4 months ago
Expect their items to be pricey but that is what to be expected with high end products
Lisa T.
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Report | 4 months ago
They were very helpful in helping me choose lighting for my kitchen and dining room. Huge selection of lights.
susan s.
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Report | 4 months ago
Awesome staff and showroom
Jenny L.
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Report | 4 months ago
Very busy on the weekends. Try to go during the week if you can.
Ellen k.
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Report | 5 months ago
They are verry attentive
Karlyn F.
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Report | 5 months ago
Go more than once... There is a lot to see!
michelle F.
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Report | 5 months ago
Nice sales people, no pressure.
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From Our Editors

One might not expect an immigrant with no formal education to name his family business after Yale University. But that's just what Steve Sheinkopf's grandfather did in 1923, and the pluckiness of the name was a harbinger of the company's ability to thrive against all odds. Over the course of almost 90 years, Yale Appliance & Lighting weathered the Great Depression and other economic crises, yet Sheinkopf's grandfather kept the business going and even made enough to help his four brothers emigrate to America. In 1984, when the landlord sold the Portland Street building that had housed Yale for 30 years, Sheinkopf helped his father measure a space on Freeport Street on the coldest day of that year. They've been there ever since.

What keeps the company going is a refusal to rest on its laurels and an almost obsessive commitment to customer satisfaction. On any given weekday, you'll find Sheinkopf blogging exhaustive side-by-side comparisons of a variety of his merchandise. The now 25,000-square-foot store houses more than 3,500 lights and thousands of appliances and plumbing products, and its delivery and service departments have grown to include 112 experienced employees and a fleet of 25 heavy-duty vehicles and industrial-size Tonka trucks.

The family legacy continues to flourish. Yale Appliance & Lighting’s kitchen appliances have made the megastore a multiyear winner of Boston magazine’s Best of Boston awards. As reported in the Boston Business Journal, Yale earned a Green Award from Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the city of Boston in 2007 for promoting energy-efficient appliances with education and in-store rebates. That same year, the Journal named Yale Appliance & Lighting one of the best places to work in Boston, which may be partly due to the frequent in-store cooking demos performed by regional chefs.

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